BexterDesigns

Charity Creations: Fiber Art for Hope

Clayton, Georgia · 110 Sales

BexterDesigns

Charity Creations: Fiber Art for Hope

Clayton, Georgia 110 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(45)

Announcement   Welcome to Bexterdesigns! Every item I make benefits a wonderful charity. A percentage of the money from each purchase is donated to a cause that is near to my heart. Give gifts to yourself or someone you love knowing you have helped make a difference! 50% of the sale price from the “pinwheel collection,” "rose collection," and baby items are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which helps those like my niece with this genetic disease (see www.cff.org for more information). Half of the profits from my Jewelry are donated to charities such as Room to Read to support girls' education worldwide and the Somaly Mam Foundation which helps girls rebuild their lives after being rescued from slavery. 25% of the proceeds from my winterwear, scarves, and sweaters goes towards breast cancer research. If you would like your purchase to go to a different charity I offer than the one listed, just let me know!

ROSES SOLD SO FAR FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS RESEARCH: over 400!

My blog: www.bexterdesigns.com
I am on Facebook, Twitter, and Ravelry as BexterDesigns.

Please feel free to view items as they become available, or contact me if you would like to request something special.

Announcement

Welcome to Bexterdesigns! Every item I make benefits a wonderful charity. A percentage of the money from each purchase is donated to a cause that is near to my heart. Give gifts to yourself or someone you love knowing you have helped make a difference! 50% of the sale price from the “pinwheel collection,” "rose collection," and baby items are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which helps those like my niece with this genetic disease (see www.cff.org for more information). Half of the profits from my Jewelry are donated to charities such as Room to Read to support girls' education worldwide and the Somaly Mam Foundation which helps girls rebuild their lives after being rescued from slavery. 25% of the proceeds from my winterwear, scarves, and sweaters goes towards breast cancer research. If you would like your purchase to go to a different charity I offer than the one listed, just let me know!

ROSES SOLD SO FAR FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS RESEARCH: over 400!

My blog: www.bexterdesigns.com
I am on Facebook, Twitter, and Ravelry as BexterDesigns.

Please feel free to view items as they become available, or contact me if you would like to request something special.

Rebecca Smith

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(45)
Diana Bottorff

Diana Bottorff on Nov 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

As always, a wonderful seller with great craftsmanship. Couldn't be happier with her products!

Charles Laines

Charles Laines on Nov 17, 2015

2 out of 5 stars

First received wrong color, but response and replacement fast (good). Correct red tie cotton, dull, not very exciting especially for the price. More like a novelty than a serious wardrobe accessory.

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About

Baby Blankets to Charity Supporter!

I have always loved knitting, and crochet was not long to join the repertoire. Quilting is the newest addition to my crafting. I dabbled with making sweaters, socks, scarves for myself and family for Christmas. I then graduated to making baby blankets for colleagues at work who were expecting- I still remember one year when I made more than 10! Everyone kept raving about what I was giving away at baby showers, and how a homemade gift said so much more.

I wondered if more people would be interested in buying handmade items for themselves or to give as gifts. BexterDesigns was born, based on a college nickname. I got off the ground due to my "patron" friends commissioning orders, and now much of my business relies on custom orders to fit the client. I love adding cabling and other embellishments to simple designs to create a unique piece that stands out from the crowd.

I started making roses to help my niece who has Cystic Fibrosis (see below) and then took on the cause of improving the lives of girls and women around the world. I realized making things that can help others was really satisfying and rewarding, and have decided to go all in- EVERYTHING I sell benefits a cause in some way. Here are some examples:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
My niece was born in 2009 with Cystic Fibrosis, which affects her lungs and digestive system. the nickname for CF is "65 Roses," as it is easier for children with CF to pronounce. I have an area of my shop dedicated to selling roses, with half of all sales going to research for better treatments, and hopefully a cure. I raised over $3500 dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation last year, much of it through sales of my crochet rose pins and hair clips (currently I have sold over 200). Sewn bookmarks are the newest product line. Pinwheels, an recent theme for a Cystic Fibrosis walk ("Breathe," "Blow away Cystic Fibrosis") are also a theme of things I make for the CFF.

Girl Power!
My passion for fundraising has found another cause: the empowerment of women and female human rights worldwide. After seeing the documentary "Half the Sky" (women hold up half the sky) about the plight of women around the world, I knew I could do something to help. I am currently developing a product line of knit and crochet jewelry, using colorful beads and high quality yarn, to support this cause. Half of the profits from the jewelry will be donated to charities like Room to Read or the Somaly Mam Foundation, featured in the documentary: the first enables girls around the world to receive an education and better their lives, and the second helps girls recover after being rescued from sex trafficking, the slavery of the 21st century.

Fighting Cancer in "the girls":
My mother is a survivor of breast cancer, in large part helped by being part of a study of new, more effective chemotherapy drugs. 25% of the profits from everything eise in my store (hats, scarves, mittens and gloves, sweaters, etc) goes toward helping cancer research progress.

I love talking crafting, please contact me with your ideas!

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  • Rebecca Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have been crafting for over a decade, working in yarn and fabric. I have also dabbled with metal, mosaics, watercolors, acrylics and beyond. I love making things others can appreciate and use!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 11, 2013
Welcome to Bexterdesigns! After years of knitting, crocheting, and quilting for friends and family, I am finally taking my products to the larger community of craft-lovers. My handmade items are great for gifts or personal use. Please feel free to view items as they become available, or contact me if you would like to request something special. 50% of the sales from my roses and "pinwheel collection" benefit Cystic Fibrosis research, a devastating incurable genetic disease (see www.cff.org for more information). Also, half of the profits from my "knit jewelry" is donated to charities such as Room to Read to support girls' education worldwide.

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Payment
PayPal or direct checkout (credit card). Items will be shipped once payment has cleared.
Shipping
First class USPS unless otherwise noted. For completed items, shipped within two days of payment received. Commission items may need at least two weeks to be finished, I will be in touch with the buyer about timeline etc.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds or hand-fixing of damaged goods available, though buyer must pay return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember all items are handmade, unique, and may vary from the original photo in slight ways. All monitors show color differently, so colors may look slightly different from photos.
I am happy to mend as wear and tear takes place, though buyer/owner must take care of shipping fees both ways.